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dc.contributor.advisorCooper, M. Lynneen_US
dc.contributor.authorLevitt, Ashley David, 1980-en_US
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Fallen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 7, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. M. Lynne Cooper.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlcohol use in romantic relationships can have positive and negative effects. Previous research suggests that these effects are bidirectional, and dependent on whether partners drink together vs. apart, and the drinker's gender. However, little is known about how these processes differ across people. One individual difference relevant to how people behave in relationships and how they regulate their emotional experience is adult romantic attachment. The current study therefore used an existing database in which both members of 69 couples completed measures of attachment orientation, and provided daily reports of alcohol use, and relationship functioning for a period of 3 weeks to examine the complex interplay among individual differences in attachment and patterns of daily alcohol use and relationship functioning. Results showed a complex picture of effects that were often dependent on multiple factors. Although insecure attachment styles were generally found to have adverse effects on relationship functioning, alcohol use, and the reciprocal associations between them, as expected, the magnitude and direction of effects depended on factors such as the similarity of attachment styles between partners, whether partners drank together vs. apart, and the gender of the drinker. Implications for attachment theory and future research are discussed.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 109 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc706697227en_US
dc.identifier.otherLevittA-090310-D340en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10258
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshAttention-deficit disorder in adultsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAlcoholism -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrinking of alcoholic beveragesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMan-woman relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshRelationship addiction -- Sex differencesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCompulsive behavior -- Sex differencesen_US
dc.titleAdult attachment dynamics as a predictor of daily alcohol use and romantic relationship functioningen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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